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By Kevin Young (narrator)

CD/Spoken Word:

9781511341219 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, December 22, 2015), cover price $9.99

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Product Description: While birding literature is filled with tales of expert observers spotting rare species in exotic locales, John Yow reminds us that the most fascinating birds can be the ones perched right outside our windows. In thirty-five engaging and sometimes irreverent vignettes, Yow reveals the fascinating lives of the birds we see nearly every day...read more
By Kevin Young (narrator)

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9781522686538 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, July 26, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: While birding literature is filled with tales of expert observers spotting rare species in exotic locales, John Yow reminds us that the most fascinating birds can be the ones perched right outside our windows.

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By Kevin Young (narrator)

CD/Spoken Word:

9781522686545 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, July 26, 2016), cover price $9.99

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Product Description: “Kevin Young has thoughtfully gathered many of these sorrowful perambulations and grievous plummets.” -Billy CollinsThe Art of Losing is the first anthology of its kind, delivering poetry with a purpose. Editor Kevin Young has introduced and selected 150 devastatingly beautiful poems that embrace the pain and heartbreak of mourning...read more
By Kevin Young (editor)

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9781608194667 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, November 5, 2013), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: “Kevin Young has thoughtfully gathered many of these sorrowful perambulations and grievous plummets.

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The latest installment of the yearly anthology of contemporary American poetry that has achieved brand-name status in the literary world.
By Kevin Young (editor)

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9781439181508 | Scribner, September 20, 2011, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: The latest installment of the yearly anthology of contemporary American poetry that has achieved brand-name status in the literary world.

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9781439181492 | Scribner, September 20, 2011, cover price $16.00

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A new collection of poetry by the author of the critically acclaimed Jelly Roll journeys into the world of film noir as he captures the adventures of a private eye called A.K.A. Jones and ingenue-turned-femme fatale Delilah Redbone and their encounters with The Killer, The Hack, The Director, The Gunsel, The Champ, and The Snitch, among others. Reprint.

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9780375710506 | Reprint edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, March 20, 2007), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A new collection of poetry by the author of the critically acclaimed Jelly Roll journeys into the world of film noir as he captures the adventures of a private eye called A.

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A new collection of poetry by the author of the critically acclaimed Jelly Roll journeys into the world of film noir as he captures the adventures of a private eye called A.K.A. Jones and ingenue-turned-femme fatale Delilah Redbone and their encounters with The Killer, The Hack, The Director, The Gunsel, The Champ, and The Snitch, among others.

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9781400042098 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, February 1, 2005, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A collection of poetry journeys into the world of film noir, capturing the adventures of a private eye called A.

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Product Description: Longlisted for the National Book AwardA rich and lively gathering of highlights from the first twenty years of an extraordinary career, interspersed with “B sides” and “bonus tracks” from this prolific and widely acclaimed poet. Blue Laws gathers poems written over the past two decades, drawing from all nine of Kevin Young’s previously published books of poetry and including a number of uncollected, often unpublished, poems...read more

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9780385351508, titled "Blue Laws: Selected & Uncollected Poems, 1995-2015" | Alfred a Knopf Inc, February 2, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Longlisted for the National Book AwardA rich and lively gathering of highlights from the first twenty years of an extraordinary career, interspersed with “B sides” and “bonus tracks” from this prolific and widely acclaimed poet.

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Product Description: Born in African American work songs, field hollers, and the powerful legacy of the spirituals, the blues traveled the country from the Mississippi delta to “Sweet Home Chicago,” forming the backbone of American music. In this anthology–the first devoted exclusively to blues poems–a wide array of poets pay tribute to the form and offer testimony to its lasting power...read more
By Kevin Young (editor)

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9780375414589 | Everymans Library, September 1, 2003, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Born in African American work songs, field hollers, and the powerful legacy of the spirituals, the blues traveled the country from the Mississippi delta to “Sweet Home Chicago,” forming the backbone of American music.

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Product Description: A decade after the sudden and tragic loss of his father, we witness the unfolding of grief. “In the night I brush / my teeth with a razor,” he tells us, in one of the collection’s piercing two-line poems. Capturing the strange silence of bereavement (“Not the storm / but the calm / that slays me”), Kevin Young acknowledges, even celebrates, life’s passages, his loss transformed and tempered in a sequence about the birth of his son: in “Crowning,” he delivers what is surely one of the most powerful birth poems written by a man, describing “her face / full of fire, then groaning your face / out like a flower, blood-bloom,/ crocused into air...read more

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9780375711886 | Reprint edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, October 13, 2015), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A decade after the sudden and tragic loss of his father, we witness the unfolding of grief.

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Product Description: A decade after the sudden and tragic loss of his father, we witness the unfolding of grief. “In the night I brush / my teeth with a razor,” he tells us, in one of the collection’s piercing two-line poems. Capturing the strange silence of bereavement (“Not the storm / but the calm / that slays me”), Kevin Young acknowledges, even celebrates, life’s passages, his loss transformed and tempered in a sequence about the birth of his son: in “Crowning,” he delivers what is surely one of the most powerful birth poems written by a man, describing “her face / full of fire, then groaning your face / out like a flower, blood-bloom,/ crocused into air...read more

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9780307272249 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, March 4, 2014, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: A decade after the sudden and tragic loss of his father, we witness the unfolding of grief.

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By Kevin Young (narrator)

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9781511384414 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, June 24, 2016), cover price $9.99

Las Vegas, Nashville, despair, the Midwest, “Bar-B-Q Heaven” and his family’s Louisiana home: these are the American places that Kevin Young visits in his powerful, heartfelt sixth book of poetry. Begun as a reflection on family and memory, Dear Darkness became a book of elegies after the sudden death of the poet’s father, a violent event that silenced Young with grief until he turned to rhapsodizing about the food that has sustained him and his Louisiana family for decades. Flavorful, yet filled with sadness, these stunningly original odes—to gumbo, hot sauce, crawfish, and even homemade wine—travel adeptly between slow-cooked tradition and a new direction, between everyday living and transcendent sorrow.As in his prizewinning Jelly Roll, Young praises and grieves in one breath, paying homage to his significant clan—to “aunties” and “double cousins” and a great-grandfather’s grave in a segregated cemetery—even as he mourns. His blues expand to include a series of poems contemplating the deaths of Johnny Cash, country rocker Gram Parsons, and a host of family members lost in the past few years. Burnished by loss and a hard-won humor, he delivers poems that speak to our cultural griefs even as he buries his own. “Sadder than / a wedding dress / in a thrift store,” these are poems which grow out of hunger and pain but find a way to satisfy both; Young counts his losses and our blessings, knowing “inside / anything can sing.”

Hardcover:

9780307264343 | 1 edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, September 9, 2008), cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Las Vegas, Nashville, despair, the Midwest, “Bar-B-Q Heaven” and his family’s Louisiana home: these are the American places that Kevin Young visits in his powerful, heartfelt sixth book of poetry.

Paperback:

9780307264428 | 1 edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, July 6, 2010), cover price $18.00

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Frost & Sullivan’s 2014 Growth, Innovation, and Leadership Book of the Year In business, performance is key. In performance, how you organize can be the key to growth. In the past five years, the business world has seen the birth of a new breed of company―the Exponential Organization―that has revolutionized how a company can accelerate its growth by using technology. An ExO can eliminate the incremental, linear way traditional companies get bigger, leveraging assets like community, big data, algorithms, and new technology into achieving performance benchmarks ten times better than its peers. Three luminaries of the business world―Salim Ismail, Yuri van Geest, and Mike Malone―have researched this phenomenon and documented ten characteristics of Exponential Organizations. Here, in EXPONENTIAL ORGANIZATIONS, they walk the reader through how any company, from a startup to a multi-national, can become an ExO, streamline its performance, and grow to the next level. Chosen by Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, to be one of Bloomberg's Best Books of 2015
By Peter H. Diamandis (foreword by)

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9781626814233 | Diversion Distribution Services, October 14, 2014, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: Frost & Sullivan’s 2014 Growth, Innovation, and Leadership Book of the Year In business, performance is key.

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9781511308694 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, August 7, 2015), cover price $19.99

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Product Description: The award-winning “lively and excellent collection” (Los Angeles Times) about the South and its legacy, about African-American griefs and passages, from the author of Jelly Roll and Black Maria, a poet who has “set himself apart from his peers with his supple, variable, blues-inflected lines” (Publishers Weekly)...read more

Hardcover:

9780307264350 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, January 9, 2007, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Explores a variety of African-American themes in a selection that includes 'Elegy for Miss Brooks,' a tribute to the late Gwendolyn Brooks, as well as works on Lionel Hampton, Jim Crow, a lynching, and the legacy of the Confederacy.

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9780375711411 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, September 9, 2008, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: The award-winning “lively and excellent collection” (Los Angeles Times) about the South and its legacy, about African-American griefs and passages, from the author of Jelly Roll and Black Maria, a poet who has “set himself apart from his peers with his supple, variable, blues-inflected lines” (Publishers Weekly).

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Presents short stories, essays, and poems written by contemporary African-American authors and provides biographical information for each author. (view table of contents)
By Kevin Young (editor)

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9780688168766 | Perennial, March 1, 2000, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Presents short stories, essays, and poems written by contemporary African-American authors and provides biographical information for each author.

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9780613339032 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 2001, cover price $24.60 | About this edition: Presents short stories, essays, and poems written by contemporary African-American authors and provides biographical information for each author.

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Product Description: The Olympic Games have become a subject of major importance to students, academics, sports bodies, politicians, urban planners, and the public at large. The Olympic Rings are among the most recognised symbols in the world, and there are few other cultural phenomena that attract such a significant following in the popular media or such widespread support among the nations of the world...read more
By Kevin B. Wamsley (editor) and Kevin Young (editor)

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9780762311811 | Jai, January 20, 2006, cover price $120.99 | About this edition: The Olympic Games have become a subject of major importance to students, academics, sports bodies, politicians, urban planners, and the public at large.

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Product Description: The issues that increasingly dominate the 21st century cannot be solved by any single country acting alone, no matter how powerful. To manage the global economy, prevent runaway environmental destruction, reign in nuclear proliferation, or confront other global challenges, we must cooperate...read more

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9780745662381 | Polity Pr, August 19, 2013, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: The issues that increasingly dominate the 21st century cannot be solved by any single country acting alone, no matter how powerful.

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9780745662398 | Polity Pr, August 19, 2013, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: The issues that increasingly dominate the 21st century cannot be solved by any single country acting alone, no matter how powerful.

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Food and poetry: in so many ways, a natural pairing, from prayers over bread to street vendor songs. Poetry is said to feed the soul, each poem a delicious morsel. When read aloud, the best poems provide a particular joy for the mouth. Poems about food make these satisfactions explicit and complete.Of course, pages can and have been filled about food's elemental pleasures. And we all know food is more than food: it's identity and culture. Our days are marked by meals; our seasons are marked by celebrations. We plant in spring; harvest in fall. We labor over hot stoves; we treat ourselves to special meals out. Food is nurture; it's comfort; it's reward. While some of the poems here are explicitly about the food itself: the blackberries, the butter, the barbecue--all are evocative of the experience of eating. Many of the poems are also about the everything else that accompanies food: the memories, the company, even the politics. Kevin Young, distinguished poet, editor of this year's Best American Poetry, uses the lens of food - and his impeccable taste - to bring us some of the best poems, classic and current, period. Poets include: Elizabeth Alexander, Elizabeth Bishop, Billy Collins, Mark Doty, Robert Frost, Allen Ginsberg, Louise Gluck, Seamus Heaney, Tony Hoagland, Langston Hughes, Galway Kinnell, Frank O'Hara, Sharon Olds, Mary Oliver, Adrienne Rich, Theodore Roethke, Matthew Rohrer, Charles Simic, Tracy K. Smith, Gertrude Stein, Wallace Stevens, Mark Strand, Kevin Young
By Kevin Young (editor)

Hardcover:

9781608195510, titled "The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food & Drink" | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, October 16, 2012, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Food and poetry: in so many ways, a natural pairing, from prayers over bread to street vendor songs.

Paperback:

9781608197682, titled "The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food & Drink" | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, October 28, 2014), cover price $17.00

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Product Description: In July of 1993, Sheldon Jacobs was one of five nationally recognized mutual fund advisors chosen by the New York Times for a mutual fund portfolio competition. The portfolio that he selected produced the highest return of all contestants for almost seven years, and the Times' quarterly publication of this contest helped him become one of the best-known mutual fund advisors in America...read more
By Kevin Young (narrator)

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9781522698043 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, July 26, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: In July of 1993, Sheldon Jacobs was one of five nationally recognized mutual fund advisors chosen by the New York Times for a mutual fund portfolio competition.

A compelling treasury of poetry inspired by the aethetic principles of jazz music and its performers captures the rhythms and energy of jazz in the workds of Langston Hughes, William Carlos Williams, e. e. cummings, Frank O'Hara, Gwendolyn Brooks, Charles Simic, Rita Dove, Mark Doty, Yusef Komunyakaa, Ntozake Shange, and C. D. Wright. 12,500 first printing.
By Kevin Young (editor)

Hardcover:

9781400042517 | Everymans Library, April 11, 2006, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A treasury of poetry inspired by the aethetic principles of jazz music and its performers captures the rhythms and energy of jazz in the words of such authors as Langston Hughes, William Carlos Williams, Frank O'Hara, Gwendolyn Brooks, Charles Simic, andRita Dove.
9781841597546 | Gardners Books, March 2, 2006, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Ever since its first flowering in the 1920s, jazz has had an influence on American poetry, and this anthology offers a collection of jazz poems.

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In a playful, lyrical collection of poetry inspired by the rhythms of the blues, the poet blends traditional lyric diction with African-American idiom to create such lighthearted verses as 'Stride Piano,' 'Gutbucket,' and 'Can-Can.' 12,500 first printing. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780375414602 | 1 edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, January 1, 2003), cover price $23.00 | About this edition: In a collection of poetry inspired by the rhythms of the blues, the poet blends traditional lyric diction with African American idiom to create such verses as 'Stride Piano,' Gutbucket,' and 'Can-Can.

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